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RSS feed Senator Denis O'Donovan, former TD

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  • Fianna Fail Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Cork South West
  • Left the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — General election
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Seanad: Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022: Second Stage (13 Jun 2023)

“At the outset, I also welcome the Minister back to the House, and I wish her well in her future life and work in the Oireachtas. My concerns with this Bill mostly relate to legal and constitutional issues. I am deeply concerned about Article 38.1 of the Constitution of Ireland, which states that, "No person shall be tried on any criminal charge save in due course of law." I have concerns...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Retained Fire Service (30 May 2023)

“First, I acknowledge the fact that in recent years there has been huge spending on infrastructure and equipment. Everyone across the board wants to acknowledge that. However, the €5,000 retainer fee is derisory. I know a young fellow who was looking for a loan. The credit union does not take into account the call out-fee which, as my colleague said, works out at approximately 99...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Retained Fire Service (30 May 2023)

“I thank the Cathaoirleach Gníomhach for his indulgence. The commitment and dedication of firefighters in unparalleled. Firefighting is a vocation rather than just a job because if a person did not have the appetite for that job, he or she would not be doing it. They would want to be, as we say in west Cork, as tough as táthfhéithleann. One example that worried me recently...”

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  • Has spoken in 2 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1144 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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